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Title: Elliptical Polarization and Probability of Double Ionization

Abstract

The degree of elliptical polarization of intense short laser pulses is shown to be related to the timing of strong-field nonsequential double ionization. Higher ellipticity is predicted to force the initiation of double ionization into a narrower time window, and this 'pins' the ionizing field strength in an unexpected way, leading to the first experimentally testable formula for double ionization probability as a function of ellipticity.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Rochester Theory Center and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21470972
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 105; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.083001; (c) 2010 American Institute of Physics; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; IONIZATION; LASER RADIATION; PHOTON-ATOM COLLISIONS; POLARIZATION; PROBABILITY; PULSES; ATOM COLLISIONS; COLLISIONS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; PHOTON COLLISIONS; RADIATIONS

Citation Formats

Xu, Wang, and Eberly, J H. Elliptical Polarization and Probability of Double Ionization. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.105.083001.
Xu, Wang, & Eberly, J H. Elliptical Polarization and Probability of Double Ionization. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.105.083001
Xu, Wang, and Eberly, J H. Fri . "Elliptical Polarization and Probability of Double Ionization". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.105.083001.
@article{osti_21470972,
title = {Elliptical Polarization and Probability of Double Ionization},
author = {Xu, Wang and Eberly, J H},
abstractNote = {The degree of elliptical polarization of intense short laser pulses is shown to be related to the timing of strong-field nonsequential double ionization. Higher ellipticity is predicted to force the initiation of double ionization into a narrower time window, and this 'pins' the ionizing field strength in an unexpected way, leading to the first experimentally testable formula for double ionization probability as a function of ellipticity.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.105.083001},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/21470972}, journal = {Physical Review Letters},
issn = {0031-9007},
number = 8,
volume = 105,
place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {8}
}